The Stork Fable—Some Psychodynamic Considerations

  title={The Stork Fable—Some Psychodynamic Considerations},
  author={Marvin S. Margolis and Peter Parker},
  journal={Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association},
  pages={494 - 511}
  • M. Margolis, P. Parker
  • Published 1 July 1972
  • Psychology
  • Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
NE OF THE niosr URGENT QUESTIOSS that preoccupy little children is the enigma of where babies come from. Freud (1907) 0 stated that the origin of babies “is the oldest and most burning question that confronts immature humanity” (p. 135). T h e stork fable has long served as an explanation for this riddle in the FVestern FVorld. For centuries, children have been told by their parents that their new brother or sister was brought by the stork. Because of the revolutionary changes in child-rearing… 
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